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NYC Food Bank Use Skyrockets Following SNAP Cuts, Report Says

More and more New Yorkers have been reaching out to soup kitchens to feed their families, new research showed Wednesday.

01/22/2014

NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Volunteers prepare meals at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen April 29, 2008, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Food Bank Head: 40% Of Veterans Need Food Assistance

Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, tried to raise awareness abut the plight of former service members during a speech in the Bronx on Sunday.

11/10/2013

Local officials speak out against the cut to food stamp benefits from the Food Bank For New York City warehouse in the Bronx, Nov. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cut To Food Stamp Benefits Hitting New Yorkers

Nearly two million New Yorkers have lost an average of $29 a month due to cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

11/08/2013

A family receives food from a pantry. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Number Of New York City Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens Down 25 Percent In Five Years

The data was compiled before superstorm Sandy struck, which caused a surge in demand for food banks. The organization said the natural disaster illustrates the need for food relief in disasters.

11/19/2012

Barilla's Summer of Italy is a six-week celebration of authentic Italian food and culture in NYC.  (credit: Barilla/Facebook)

Specialty Food Truck Donates Dinners And Dollars To New Yorkers In Need

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But Monday — for 120,000 New Yorkers— there will be free dinners.

08/15/2011